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Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence Lead Job

Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Renton, WA, US, 98057

Company: PACCAR


PACCAR, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company established in 1905 and is recognized as a global leader in the commercial vehicle, financial, and customer service fields. PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture, and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under its internationally recognized brands Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines and provides customized financial services, information technology and truck parts related to its principal business. 


Your next career move is waiting at PACCAR whether you want to design the transportation technology of tomorrow, support the staff functions of a dynamic, international leader, or build our excellent products and services. Join the PACCAR team today! 


PACCAR’s Information Technology Division (ITD), located in Renton, WA utilizes technology to provide systems development, consulting, voice, and data communications services to the entire Corporation, which has high visibility in the technology sector. 



The Role  

The Automation Center of Excellence (CoE) Lead will be responsible for building and leading a team to evangelize automation throughout the PACCAR enterprise. The team will develop and execute automation strategy and lead the efforts to advocate for automation throughout the business.  The CoE Lead provides vision, strategy, support, and operationalization of automation services that enable PACCAR to achieve substantial cost reduction and business agility benefits through the implementation of automation platforms and methods applied to business processes. The CoE Lead is responsible for the leadership and direction in PACCAR’s automation consulting engagements.  Must have strong problem-solving abilities, be able to work both at high and low levels of detail, have excellent communication skills and have experience successfully leading implementation teams.  Must have leadership and management experience in an environment where priorities can change quickly. 


Full-time exempt, hybrid work schedule. 



Job Responsibilities  

  • Leads the Automation CoE - forms and manages the automation team, oversees long-term strategy 
  • Implements automation vision to spread automation across the global organization 
  • Driving valuable, insightful metric and key performance indicator reporting for the business process improvements across the enterprise and insights to the benefit realization 
  • Drives automation pipeline by prioritizing use-cases based on business objectives, stability of current process, and return of investment 
  • Leads standardization/optimization of operating practices across the automation program 
  • Ensures adequate controls are in place to support and guardrail automation program 
  • Advocates & educates the business on RPA and manages top-down and bottoms-up ideation efforts 
  • Remains informed of trends in RPA, artificial intelligence, and machine learning 
  • Spearhead planning activities for Robotic Process Automation (RPA) or other automation tooling and projects.  
  • Contributing to the ongoing automation practices and frameworks to drive continuous improvement using tooling such as RPA, low/no-code, or other Hyper automation equivalent platforms. 
  • Creating process documents; this will include but not limited to gathering requirements, process design and technical specification. 
  • Providing guidance and recommendations for streamlining divisional level processes, systems, procedures, and templates as needed in accordance with best practices. 



Required Experience & Skills  

  • 7-10 years of experience demonstrating responsibility in enterprise improvement roles 
  • Advanced knowledge of RPA (Technical & Functional) with high level implementation experience  
  • Demonstrated superior organizational redesign experience. Demonstrated experience successfully implementing change in complex organizations 
  • Experience in managing a cross-disciplined team and working in a highly matrixed environment across many different functional areas and IT leadership 
  • Ability to understand the big picture, but also break down into smaller actionable steps 
  • Familiarity with Lean Six Sigma principles and application with process improvements 
  • Self-motivated, with a process improvement mindset 




  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Computer Science or related fields 
  • MBA/Postgraduate degree preferred 



Work Settings 

  • Minimal bending, stooping, pushing, and pulling. 
  • Requires frequent sitting and walking.  
  • Position could be required to minimal traveling up to 10% 
  • Ability to occasionally lift equipment up to 25 pounds. 



PACCAR Benefits

As a U.S. PACCAR employee, you have a full range of benefit options including:

  • 401k with up to a 5% company match
  • Fully funded pension plan that provides monthly benefits after retirement
  • Comprehensive paid time off – minimum of 10 paid vacation days (additional days are provided with additional seniority/years of service), 12 paid holidays, and sick time
  • Tuition reimbursement for continued education
  • Medical, dental, and vision plans for you and your family
  • Flexible spending accounts (FSA) and health savings account (HSA)
  • Paid short-and long-term disability programs
  • Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • EAP services including wellness plans, estate planning, financial counseling and more



Diversity & Inclusion 

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability corporation. Having a diverse and inclusive work environment ensures PACCAR has the talent needed to conduct business today and in the future by leveraging different backgrounds, skills, and viewpoints. We believe diversity in the workplace increases innovation, results in better decisions, and increases employee engagement. 


PACCAR’s IT Division promotes Diversity and Inclusion through mentorship, events, celebrations, and affinity groups. The IT Division has an active Diversity Council and supports initiatives and activities for all. PACCAR supports women through the PACCAR Women’s Association (PWA), Women in Trucking, and Women in Technology International (WITI). Educational awareness programs such as Unconscious Bias, Male Allyship and Inclusive Leadership are just a few of many trainings offered. PACCAR is a supporter of PRIDE and celebrates many different multi-cultural events. 



Additional Job Board Information

PACCAR is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veteran/Disability. At PACCAR, we value talent and promote growth and development. We carefully consider numerous compensation factors, including your education, training, or experience. The salary range for the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Center of Excellence Lead is $89,900 - $140,600 annually. Additionally, this role is eligible for a full range of benefit options listed above. This position is also eligible for a holiday gift.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

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